Gardening with Tim: Plants that give back

April showers bring May flowers, and for the whole month of May, Q13 News meteorologist and master gardener Tim Joyce has been showing us how to spruce up your greenery.

Gardening with Tim: Getting started in the garden

Q13 News meteorologist and master gardener Tim Joyce is talking with experts at Watson's Greenhouse & Nursery in their new Federal Way, Washington location to find out more about the hardest part of gardening - getting started.

Weekend gardening outlook: great for December

Our recent dry streak should be enough to have dried out the soil that you could put in spring bulbs over the weekend or transplant trees and shrubs. Putting up holiday lights or gutter cleanup is a solid backup plan if you find your ground too wet. 

Weekend gardening outlook: great for November

November is our wettest month of the year, but this weekend looks like we're going to see some dry weather during the days the next few days. WIth five inches of rain so far this month, despite how wet that it is-- we're actually a bit shy of our average November precipitation.  

Weekend gardening outlook: nice Saturday, soggy Sunday

We've had a pretty wet and blustery week-- so there's likely lots of clean up to do with most of the leaves off the trees. As a lazy gardener, I'm happy to sweep them off the sidewalk and let them decompose to feed the lawn-- but I know that for many folks that's just not how they want their yard to look

Weekend gardening outlook: saturated soil, more rain at times

We've been soakingly wet this morning-- and at times this weekend too. This kind of a soggy forecast typically means our temperatures will actually be on the mild side. We'll see days start out around 40 instead of the 30s and afternoons, when we're lucky, will get to 50. There's good news in that despite the soggy weather-- we'll still see some dry periods if you want to get some work done in the yard and garden. 

Weekend gardening outlook: breezy but beautiful

We're cooling off but drying out this weekend. It's a rare treat to have a dry weekend during our wettest month of the year. With several blustery storms this week-- it's a great time to clean up the yard. If you're not phased by the brisk north winds-- you could get up on the ladder, clear the gutters, or put up holiday lights.

Weekend gardening outlook: dry and mild

The wettest day part of the weekend is over as showers taper off this afternoon. We've got some great weather for cleaning up that yard or garden from all the leaves knocked off the trees from this morning's cold front.

Gardening with Tim: What's the trick to gardening in small spaces?

Gardening season is here, and those of us who live in smaller spaces don’t need to feel left out.As meteorologist and master gardener Tim Joyce shows us, there’s plenty to plant and grow on porches, patios and windowsills that can exercise that green thumb this spring and summer.Tim talked to Tim Pitz from Watson's in Puyallup about gardening in small spaces.

Gardening with Tim: How to add fall colors to your yard and garden

SEATTLE - The official start of fall is just a few days away, and even though we're known as the Evergreen State, you can still get lots of fall colors in your yard and garden.Trees are the obvious route, but Q13 meteorologist and master gardener Tim Joyce has some other ideas that aren't nearly as big, or as much of a commitment.

Gardening 101: How to attract cool creatures to your garden

PUYALLUP, Wash. -- Plants aren't the only thing that can make a garden great -- you may want to attract some cool creatures too!Q13 Master Gardener Tim Joyce visited Watson's Greenhouse & Nursery to get some tips on attracting fauna to your flora.

Gardening 101: Tips and tricks to keep plants strong and healthy all-year long

PUYALLUP, Wash. -- As we get into the gardening season, you're not the only one that likes hanging out in your yard or patio.Pests and plant disease can start popping up as the spring turns to summer.Master Gardener Tim Joyce got some great tips from Mitch Huber with Watson's in Puyallup on how to help your plants stay strong, healthy and looking good all season long.